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Crossing Borders 2018: Call for Submissions


Documentary Campus and EDN – European Documentary Network are calling for documentary projects for Crossing Borders 2018. Documentary makers in Europe and Asia ,who are interested in developing their documentaries for the international market, can now submit their projects for the next edition of the Crossing Borders programme presented in partnership with Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific Limited, Taiwan Branch. The deadline for applications is 16 April 2018.

Crossing Borders is a training programme for documentary professionals in Europe and Asia looking to access the international documentary market. The programme aims to bring together filmmakers and documentary experts from both Europe and Asia, who are highly motivated to collaborate with each other across national borders with the ambition to enter each other's markets both artistically and financially. The programme has so far taken place in China (2010), Malaysia (2011, 2013 & 2017), Indonesia (2015) and South Korea (2012 & 2016). Crossing Borders is organised by EDN and Documentary Campus and this year presented in partnership with Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific Limited, Taiwan Branch and Crossing Borders additionally plans to collaborate with the Ministry of Culture Taiwan.

This year's edition of Crossing Borders consists of four sessions:
• Story development workshop incl. new media and VR focus: 28 July - 2 August | Taipei, Taiwan
• Expert consultation sessions — September | Online
• Pitch training workshop incl. presentation to international financiers: 23–28 October | Leipzig, Germany
• Local workshop and pitching for Taiwanese projects: 8-9 December | Taipei, Taiwan

Applicants for Crossing Borders 2018 should be documentary professionals (directors, producers, writers) coming from Europe and Asia (with a focus on Asia/Southeast Asia (SEA)) who have experience in their domestic market but strive to work in the international field. European filmmakers must have a project in development/early production with a relation to Asia.

Application & Selection of Projects
Applicants are required to send in personal and company CV’s, as well as a written description of the project, visual material in the form of a demo or character introduction, preliminary budgets and financing plans, and a projected completion date for their projects. The participants of Crossing Borders will be selected by a selection committee. As soon as the selection of the Crossing Border participants is official, all applicants will receive an email telling them if their projects have been accepted or rejected. The applications and proposed documentary projects will be treated confidentially. All rights on the developed projects naturally remain with the participants.

There is no participation fee for the course. The selected participants will pay for their airfares, accommodation and subsistence at each workshop.

How to apply
In order to apply and for more information about the Crossing Borders programme, please visit:



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